Co-Founder and Operations Director
Maria, Co-Founder and Operations Director created Stoic Beauty in 2020, with the goal of a sustainable water-safe beauty brand that supports folks in their wellness and skincare goals. This brand is a love letter to her family and mother, the master chemist and genius formulator. Born in Spain and raised in Boston and Toronto.
Jolanta Wodzinska PhD
Co-Founder and Head of Formulation
Jolanta Wodzinska, Co-Founder and Head of Formulation was born in Poland, leaving for Spain in the 80's with her husband Stefan Wodzinski. She received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Toronto and has over twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Her expertise includes drug discovery and preclinical evaluation, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, protein chemistry and bioconjugation.
Communications and Community
Elizabeth grew up in Toronto, Ontario, attending X University (formerly R*erson University). With a deep interest in global business and communications, Elizabeth continues with Stoic and parent company Acanthus Research to create and implement meaningful collaborations and introduce innovative products to market.
Amelia McCarthy Blaine
Amelia was born and raised in Toronto, and has worked as Lab Technician for Stoic Beauty since early 2021. With a background in the arts, Amelia strives to imbue their formulation process with creativity and artistry.
Erin is an artist working in Toronto, Canada. With a background in Illustration and Theatre, she creates images that exist on paper, walls, objects, spaces, and stages. Erin is interested in using imagery as an opportunity to explore the world.